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Welcome to Middletown ...

So far, we found very little information about Middletown. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Middletown to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Middletown, please Contact Us.


Middletown would have been located within present day Shasta County<2>.


We aren't confident of the location of Middletown, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>


Middletown was established in 1850.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Middletown is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Middletown was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Middletown would have been located in the (530) area code.

Communities Also Named Middletown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two California communities named Middletown: This one is located in Shasta County and the other is located in Lake County.

Beyond California, there are 44 communities that are also named Middletown - they are located in British Columbia, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana (4), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (3), Maine, Maryland (3), Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey (3), New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania (7), Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Middletown.

Communities near Middletown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Middletown.

  • Redding
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
  • Anderson
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anderson
    • Anderson is located in Shasta County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,565 people
    • Former name for Anderson:
    • American Ranch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anderson <5>
  • Shasta Lake
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shasta Lake
    • Shasta Lake is located in Shasta County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,379 people
    • Former names for Shasta Lake:
    • Boomtown
    • Central Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shasta Lake <5>
  • Canon City ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Canon City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canon City
    • Canon City is located in Shasta County
  • Cloverdale
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale is located in Shasta County
  • Igo
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Kilna ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Kilna. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilna
    • Kilna is located in Shasta County
  • Shasta
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Waugh ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waugh have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waugh
    • Waugh is located in Shasta County
  • Bell's Bridge ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bell's Bridge. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell's Bridge
    • Bell's Bridge is located in Shasta County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Middletown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Middletown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Middletown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Middletown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Middletown. See our Newspapers Page for Middletown.

Adding Middletown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Middletown in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Middletown was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Middletown post office opened in 1856.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Middletown.

The official website for Shasta County: www.co.shasta.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Middletown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Shasta, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Middletown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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